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As the 2010 census gets underway, learn how to make the most of yesteryear's enumerations in your research. This special section offers the know-how you need to find your ancestors.
• Year-by-year US census data that could solve ancestral mysteries
• How to get ready for the release of the 1940 census in 2012
• Tips for researching census records from your family's homeland By David A. Fryxell
Votes are in for the Family Tree Magazine 40 Best Genealogy Blogs. Come with us into a wonderful online world of family history news, research tips, encouragement and more.
By Maureen A. Taylor
If you've had little exposure to online photo sharing and storage, our guide to four top sites will get you wound up.
By Grace Dobush
Trying to find your lowland family? A flood of online records from the Netherlands is sure to help you out.
By Sunny McClellan Morton
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
What's new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:
• celebrating cemeteries with the Association of Graveyard Rabbits
• the most popular shows on Roots Television
• Ancestry.com census upgrades
• online name games
Edited by Diane Haddad
Learn to master family history Web sites: Whether you're a beginner or a power user, our pullout guides show you how to make the most of popular online destinations, with how-to advice, navigation hints, screen-by-screen search techniques and cheat sheets of quick links and shortcuts.
In this issue: HeritageQuest Online
Reviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:
• steps to organize your hard drive
• quick guide to file-sharing services
• ourFamily-ology review
• tutorial on the Daughters of the American Revolution databases
Edited by Allison Stacy
Out on a Limb
A letter from our editor.
By Allison Stacy
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.
Pointing out the history of pens.
By David A. Fryxell
Tales from the lighter side of family history.
Answers to your questions on family trees, same-named ancestors and occupational records.
Framing your family heirlooms.
By Sunny McClellan Morton
Clues in Social Security Application Form SS-5.
By George G. Morgan
A Colonial plantation owner's experiences in his own words.
By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack